I can see the argument for Lazy... but in general, it's just bad. It's a bad design. The first incarnation of this system was bad. The second incarnation of this system is also bad.
It's just a bad looking logo and design, and to continue with bad design for the sake of "Branding Consistency" is no excuse. Several other leagues and organizations (NCAA FInal Four comes to mind) have been able to implement a system that allows for consistent branding while also adding in unique design elements each year, to provide an overall better visual experience while not diminishing the brand or good design.
How, or why, the NFL has failed to do this is beyond perplexing, but acting like there is no issue with the current NFL "Championship" brand (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, AFC/NFL Champ., Divisional Round, Wild Card, Playoffs) is absurd.